Sumatran Elephant | Original Painting
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Painted on January 8th 2020 as part of the #sanctuaryjanuary Daily Art Challenge
Acrylic and fine liner on an old vintage playing card
Varnished with Matte Acrylic Varnish for protection
Signed Certificate of Authentication Card provided
endemic only to Sumatran Island in Indonesia; they love most tropical forests and rivers, but 69% of their original roaming range has long gone due to deforestation
humans are their biggest threat: deforestation for farmland and human settlements, which not only decreases their habitats but can also lead to conflict with/mortality by humans. Illegal hunting for ivory is another threat also posed by humans.
there is only 2,400-2,800 left in the wild and numbers are continuing to decrease; they’re classed as critically endangered